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Calendar of Events
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Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
What is Connections Café?

A "pop-up," FREE, fun, welcoming environment to relax and make new friends. All are welcome!

- Enjoy FREE coffee and the opportunity to learn something new! Ask questions and find out about community resources and wellness opportunities.
- FREE cell phone and tablet tech support.
- FREE blood pressure and vital checks.

This event is co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library.

Connections Café is brought to you by a number of collaborative organizations with the mission of making a difference in the community: Age Friendly Champaign-Urbana, Clark-Lindsey, Family Service, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Synergy Home Care.

Phone: 217-239-5201
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join yoga instructor Josie Heck for 30 minutes of relaxing and bonding yoga with your baby. Please bring a towel or blanket.

For parents and caregivers.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Holiday paper-folding fun! Once again, Ailing and Yukimi, two local origami artists, will help you make holiday-themed creations to take home or give as gifts.

For children ages 5 and up (7 or under with an adult).
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Enjoy the creative artwork by the students of Hua Nian Art Studio on display in Children's Services from December 17 to January 14.

For more information, visit Hua Nian Art Studio.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Escape the winter blues with our annual holiday concert with the amazing local Dixieland sextet, the New Orleans Jazz Machine, led by Carl Johnson on clarinet. Your spirits will be lifted and your toes will be tapping as you listen to NOJM's swinging New Orleans-style jazz.

UFLive concerts are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months. This month's concert is generously sponsored by Bob and Bonnie Switzer.


Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
It's a wonderful time of year, and Frosty is throwing a party for the whole family! Join us for snowman-related songs, stories, and crafts as we celebrate the coming of winter!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Are you afraid you won't last until midnight to welcome the New Year? Celebrate with us! We will start the celebration at 1:30 p.m. and countdown to the New Year at 2:00 p.m. this year (because the Library isn't open at noon!). Join us as we ring in the New Year with stories, food, and fun.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Have fun with rhymes, music, songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest Library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Description
Library staff will share multicultural stories for students in kindergarten and first grade.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Library staff will share multicultural stories for students in second and third grade.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Library staff will share multicultural stories for students in fourth and fifth grade.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Join us for First Fridays fun at the Library! Mr. Stephens has crazy fun kids music for crazy fun kids and Magician Greg Loschen will dazzle with magic tricks.

The Library will remain open until 8:00 p.m. for this First Friday event.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
The musical style of Congolese musicians Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi is a rich mix of Gospel and Jazz with an African rhythm. They sing in English, French, Lingala, Kikongo, and Tshiluba. They have toured in Africa, Europe, and the United States and now live in Urbana, Illinois.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

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Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069 or stop by the question desk.


Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library